commonplacetheatre will present their own inaugural production this October, with "4.48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane, an interpretive expose on mental health and depression, and we invite you to explore a different set of jaws...
What does it feel like to be in the grips of severe clinical depression? 4.48 Psychosis, written by the late Sarah Kane, urges its audience to confront this very question. Written in the poetic and highly abstract style typical of Kane this show offers a glimpse into the mind of one who is in the throes of despair. Through its unconventional staging and narrative style we, the audience, inhabit the consciousness of an unstable mind, witnessing from the first-person perspective its harrowing struggle to find light in a world of darkness. Provoking thought on modern medicine practices, discourses surrounding mental health, and ultimately the reason for life itself, 4.48 Psychosis reminds us of the fragility of humanity, and of civilization; and asks us to be suspect of the peace we might think we see in others, while at the same time grateful for that which we find in ourselves.
Place: Queen's University | Theological Hall, Reading Room
Time: October 22-24 at 8pm, and October 24 at 2pm
Tickets: $12 | available online at commonplacetheatre.com or at the door